Intend to connect multiple portable hard drives + printer to airport extreme base station via usb hub. Will the base station be able to power it?

I intend to connect 3 portable (USB powered) hard drives, 1 powered usb hard drive, and a printer to the AirPort extreme base station through a 7 port powered USB hub. Will the airport base station be able to power that many devices? Specifically the 3 hard drives?

  • Asked by Anup R from Yorba Linda
  • May 31, 2010
QA AirPort Extreme Base Station

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  • Best Answer:

    You can connect multiple drives and a printer to the airport. However, you need to use a powered hub with it's own power source. A passive hub is not supported.

    Search apple's site for "Uses for the USB port of Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express". That should list a lot of info about the capabilities of the usb port on the airport extreme.

    • Answered by Benjamin V from Pittsburgh
    • Jan 7, 2011